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Big Bird talk igniting Twitterverse

Big Bird is tonight igniting the Twitterverse after Mitt Romney talked about cutting funding to certain items in the budget, including cuts to PBS, which employs debate moderator Jim Lehrer and which airs Sesame Street in the Unites States.

"I'm sorry Jim. I'm gonna stop the subsidy to PBS. I'm gonna stop other things," Romney said. "I like PBS, I like Big Bird, I actually like you too."

Immediately someone created a @FiredBigBird account, which instantly leapt into four figures in numbers of followers.